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Navigating Your Private, “Revenue-Generating”, Internet Network Through the 5G and WiFi 6 Landscape; for the Apartments, Neighborhoods, and Communities We Manage.

Navigating Your Private, “Revenue-Generating”, Internet Network Through the 5G and WiFi 6 Landscape; for the Apartments, Neighborhoods, and Communities We Manage.
Relax your mind and take a deep breath and hold it in; hold, hold, hold…. Maybe we shouldn’t hold our breath for too long because in most areas 5G may not become available for some time, if at all. Further, 5G may have some very serious physical limitations, especially indoors.   If and when 5G fully matures could it replace WiFi 6 or will it complement it? Looking back may shed some light on what to expect; this article from Qorvo.com sums it up nicely; “Every time a new cellular phone standard comes out, we see new claims about the “end of Wi-Fi.” When 3G was announced, the promise was that it would make Wi‑Fi (802.11b) redundant, which clearly turned out to be incorrect. With 4G (LTE), this story repeated itself and claimed it would put Wi‑Fi (802.11ac) in the shredder. And now the 5G message is that it will cover both the inside and outside of homes and buildings. It’s almost as though Wi‑Fi will soon no longer be needed [sarcastically].” In any event, the best bet for lighting fast, affordable Internet for apartments or any group-setting, whether it be with 5G, Fiber or the latest WiFi technology (or a combination), might be with a Private Network Operator (PNO). PNO’s build privately-owned networks for small group settings like apartments, HOA’s, neighborhoods and community clusters. And yes, you can have a Private Network that uses all three technologies; 5G, Fiber and WiFi 6. These privately-owned networks have the flexibility to stay ahead of the technology curve, generate revenue......
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With New Internet Delivery Options, Does Copper Wiring Still Make Sense?

High-speed internet is more important to renters than in-room laundry facilities, sound-proof walls, or a walk-in closet, according to a survey by the National Multifamily Housing Council. The results reveal that this access is one of the most important amenities renters consider when it comes to selecting where to live. This is good news for property managers. Renters don’t care how they get connected – they just want service that is fast and reliable. In most cases, your building is probably already equipped with everything needed to give renters not only high-speed internet, but the flexibility and choices they’re looking for when it comes to internet, Wi-Fi, and streaming services. Renters Want Options I’m a big believer that competition is key: the ideal scenario is to give tenants options when it comes to choosing internet service, and with copper, this is not only possible, but also simple and cost-effective. Users, property managers, developers (and owners and REITs, too) can see major benefits by promoting competition and choice. In the long run, this usually results in better service and happier tenants. Copper manufacturers and ISP providers know that if they want to keep up with an internet-hungry world, they’re going to have to come up with some innovations – and we can see this is already happening in the market. Copper is one way you can support your tenants by giving them options to save money, without making costly upgrades and system enhancements to the wiring of your existing units. Millennials are changing the way the......
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Show Me The Money! 4 Ways Fiber-Backed WiFi for Apartments Will Create Internet Income

Show Me The Money! 4 Ways Fiber-Backed WiFi for Apartments Will Create Internet Income
Internet revenue is fast becoming the new ancillary income for multifamily apartment owners. Many apartment owners have known for years that Internet is one of; if not the most important amenities prospective residents are looking for. What may not have been so intuitive is how many Internet choices are available to property owners that were not in the market place until now. Additionally, they may not realize all the new business opportunities that are now available by maximizing the “Internet Real Estate” they own. What’s the Current Market Place Like? Up to this point it has been common place to allow the “Big-Box Internet” companies to provide antiquated infrastructure and services to residents. In some cases the property owners are even incentivized to “push” or market the services for financial gain. Although this model has been the norm for years in the multifamily industry, it has fundamentally disregarded huge advances in technology, namely ones dealing with Internet delivery. Compounding this issue are the huge amounts of profit left on the table by property owners. The current model enables monopolistic “Big Box Internet” providers to offer inferior services while making a majority of the revenue from YOUR residents. Unfortunately, there are no good reasons for this mentality to change. They will go on offering inferior residential services for astronomical prices mainly because it makes financial sense FOR THEM.  Think about it…Why cannibalize your billion dollar infrastructure with upgrades, when there is really no push-back from the marketplace to do so?  When you think about it this......
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